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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:29 AM

Greg

 

 
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But did he say "engage"? Smile

 

 

 

Wrong captain! Smile

 

Yeah, that's the FRENCH captain with the ENGLISH accent...

 

(Okay, so The Shat is Canadian playing an American but I don't really notice.)

 

Frank: Thanks, will give it a look. I glanced at my favorite Trek channels on YouTube and I didn't see anything about it yesterday. Didn't have the time to search further.

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:33 PM

Did you really have to dig up that old Shatner album?  He never was really known for singing.  Nimoy did better, he had two albums and several TV appearances. most before Bill.

Leonard Nimoy singing - Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Bing video

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:16 PM

ikar01

Did you really have to dig up that old Shatner album?  He never was really known for singing.  Nimoy did better, he had two albums and several TV appearances. most before Bill.

Leonard Nimoy singing - Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Bing video

 
I heard that on Dr Demento's show, back in the day.  As for Shatner singing "Rocket Man", I remember seeing that performance during a science fiction awards show in the late 70s.  I remember that it was broadcast over PBS.  I laughed myself silly when I saw it, and it hasn't lost anything in the intervening years.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:17 PM

He became very emotional when he described how he felt when the capsule left the atmosphere and entered the blackness of space. He spoke about how he felt when he looked down toward the Earth and saw how thin the atmosphere was. He said that traveling into space is the only way to truly appreciate how unique and wonderful the earth is.  

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:33 PM

He did'nt go where no man has gone beforeStick out tongue

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:02 PM

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"She was shakin' in every rrrivet, Cap'n.

They'll never believe this back at the yard!".

 

 
And that's because the ENTERPRISE (ncc 1701) didn't have rivets.
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Posted by Greg on Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:02 PM

seastallion53

He did'nt go where no man has gone beforeStick out tongue

 

 

That made me laugh. Big Smile

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:09 PM

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...All kidding aside, it is remarkable that non-astronauts can make trips to space now... 

 

 

Only the timing.  I think it was and is inevitable, that there will be commercial, civilian space travel.  It's a matter of time, given our technological advances over the past hundred years, and their trajectories into the future.  There are stumbling blocks, but they're not in the fields of technology that go into blasting off from a gravity well.  They're more features of fields like our nature, and its impact on international politics-the old story of "If we don't destroy ourselves, first..."  

Flight came about the same way.  At the turn of the last century, it became more and more likely that someone would work it out.  The technological prerequisites were present, and it just took someone to piece them together, a la James Burke's "Connections" or "The Day the Universe Changed".

 

True that.  Looking back at the earliest attempts to pressurize aircraft for high altitude flight, the solutions almost looked like they were trying to go to space.  Now we regularly cruise at 35,000+ feet and just complain about the in-flight movie selection.

Personally, sub-orbital hops don't do it for me, unless it touches down somewhere else, like Japan!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:18 PM

I have a question regarding the Enterprise. How did they generate gravity in the starship?

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:28 PM

Gravity plating, given to them by the Vulcans.

Actually Scotty made it before Kirk, has ashes were sent up with others a few years ago.

Sulo isn't happy about this whole thing.  Evidently some of the cast had bad feelings about Shatner during the show.

Sort of reminds you of the convention scenes of Galaxy Quest in a way.

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